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CRKT M16-13SFG, M16-14SFG, or M21-14SFG for EDC?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by ipwn3r456, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. ipwn3r456

    ipwn3r456

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    Sep 2, 2013
    I did some research, and found those three knives interested to me. Which of those three would be the best for EDC? Will the M21-14SFG or the M16-14SFG too big to put on the pocket? I want to know what do you guys think. Thank you.
     
  2. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701

    Jan 29, 2008
    I have an M21-04 and it pockets just fine.
     
  3. Kletsou

    Kletsou

    102
    Feb 6, 2013
    I carried a M16 for about two years. Good for jeans and where sheeple is not a issue. Still a nice go to over weekends - solid, hard working knife at a very fair price.
     
  4. Scotch_Hooligan

    Scotch_Hooligan

    38
    Dec 24, 2011
    I have the M-21 and its size is not a problem for pocket carry. Great for EDC. It probably can't share a pocket with a wallet or phone, but it should be fine by itself. The Veff serrations are probably my favorite feature to the knife, in addition to the fact that it manually opens just as quick as any my AO folders. It's tough to go wrong with any of CRKT's Kit Carson model knives. I'm sure any one of those would be great EDC knives.
     
  5. ipwn3r456

    ipwn3r456

    92
    Sep 2, 2013
    Thanks for reply. Interesting experiences from your own. Another question, do you guys prefer the tanto version or the non-tanto? Are there any differences? Is the tanto version is just for looks or does it have an advantage to it?
     
  6. Scotch_Hooligan

    Scotch_Hooligan

    38
    Dec 24, 2011
    I personally prefer the spear-point, but that's just me. I don't really use it for stabbing or puncturing anything, and the spear point offers more blade for cutting than the tanto. By design, the tanto is meant for stabbing and puncturing while the spear point is intended more for cutting. Are they interchangeable for most tasks? Basically. You're making a great investment with either choice. It all depends on what you plan to do with it.
     
  7. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    I carried my little titanium M16-01T since it's a 3.1" blade and a decent flipper. The AutoLAWKS was a pain and the steel is only AUS-8. Never carried my M16-14SF. Too big and wide.
     
  8. bigghoss

    bigghoss

    Jul 27, 2011
    I had an M16-something-or-other. 4" tanto blade, plastic scales over liners. Carried it for a few years and liked it. Got an M21-soemthing, same size but aluminum(?) handles, one liner for the lock. Like it too but the pocket clip is lower on the scale so a lot of the knife sticks out of the pocket.

    Problem is there are so many variations it's hard to know what's what but they're all good quality.
     
  9. jlwatts3

    jlwatts3

    50
    Mar 5, 2012
    I had an m16 in tanto. Loved the knife. If I had to do it over again, I'd get the spear point, probably without serrations.
     
  10. GIRLYmann

    GIRLYmann

    Nov 7, 2005
    IMO, the spear point M16-13ZM has the perfect size and weight as an edc.
    Of CRKT M16-13SFG, M16-14SFG, or M21-14SFG for EDC?
    i would go with the M16-13SFG.
    The M21 would be quite a hefty folder for anyone who rarely have blade related task.
    Though i personally find the spear point more to my liking.
     
  11. Displaced Buckeye

    Displaced Buckeye

    161
    Jul 31, 2013
    I carried an M16-14D Desert until I lost it. Nice knife, and out here, there's no one to complain. I didn't find it to be too big for the way that I dress.
     
  12. ipwn3r456

    ipwn3r456

    92
    Sep 2, 2013
    I will probably get the M16-14SFG or the M21-14SFG, the M16-13SFG just seems like small for me personally. Just have to decide Tanto or Spear Point... hard decision.
     
  13. x3m157

    x3m157

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    Oct 10, 2013
    I carried a M16-14M for a few years before I lost it. It was a great EDC knife, with a blade big/sturdy enough for pretty much anything I could throw at it.
    I wish they made some knives in the M16 series with a little better steel grade than AUS-8 personally, but it's still a decent blade (see above).

    I prefer the tanto design as the point is generally a bit stronger and sharper than a drop or spear point, the main drawback is that it can't be used for straight cutting as easily as a drop/spear/*insert rounded tip grind here*.

    I am planning to buy another M16 soon, I'll probably get the M16-14SFG (black finish, Veff serrations, tanto point).
     

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